Winter Recess

All SJUSD schools and offices will be closed from December 22 through January 5 for winter recess.

Todas las escuelas y oficinas del Distrito estarán cerradas del 22 de diciembre al 5 de enero debido a las vacaciones de invierno.

Tule Boats


Nathan Notes



Science Lab



A Message From Ms. Loy, Principal

Dear Hacienda families,

Although Thanksgiving will already have passed by the time you read this, the memories of time spent with family and friends (and the goodness of that delicious meal), will stay with us for years to come. I am so thankful to be a part of our wonderful community.

October and November have been busy months at Hacienda. In October, we changed our Kindergarten lunch schedule to provide better supervision and safety at lunch recess. We are now staggering the lunch schedule so that only 2 classes are out on the playground at once instead of all 4. This has allowed us to have 2 yard supervisors for 60 students at a time instead of all 120 kinder students at once. The play-ground is now a much safer place for your children to play.

Additionally, you may have noticed that the gates around the school are locked soon after school begins, and remain closed until ten minutes before school is out. We have made this change for the safety of your children, as an added layer of protection from uninvited guests. Although it may require that you walk a bit further to come in the front entrance of the school, we believe it is the right thing to do to ensure the safety of your children.

The newest additions to our Hacienda staff arrived in October and November. Lisa Roth is teaching first grade and Hollie Gevertz is our new Intervention Spe-cialist. Hollie is working with students in grades K-5 to provide small group interventions. We are thrilled to have both teachers join the Hacienda staff.

As you may be aware, we are focused on ensuring that all students are reading at grade level by the time they complete 2nd grade. This is part of our district wide initiative on K-2 Literacy. The Fall2 testing window for CPAA recently closed, and I am very pleased to report significant growth in English Language Arts in grades K-2. Kudos to the students and the teachers for all of their effort!

I would like to close with a warm wish for a joyful holiday season for you and your family. I hope to see you soon at one of our upcoming holiday performances.

Warm regards,
Carmen Loy